About North Star College
North Star College is a middle college partnership with FNSBSD and the University of Alaska Fairbanks for juniors and seniors. All current sophomores or juniors on track for graduation and interested in pursuing college coursework, are invited to apply to North Star College during the application period. Participating students will have the opportunity to earn up to 15 tuition-free credits per semester that will apply towards FNSBSD graduation requirements.
Any sophomore or junior on track to graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply, including students not currently enrolled in the district. UAF classes are on campus, students will remain eligible for student activities at their attendance area FNSBSD school.
Lottery & Enrollment
Those who meet qualifications will be selected through a random lottery process. Students who are selected are required to take the mandatory university placement exams upon admission. Students will be enrolled in pre-selected required cohort classes. They will also choose additional classes from a wide selection of courses at UAF. A district school counselor and a university academic advisor will work together to help students select appropriate classes.